Read a preview and watch a live stream of Atletico de Madrid vs FC Barcelona in La Liga from Estadio Vicente Calderon.
Where: Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid, Spain
When: 19:00 GMT
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Atletico Madrid host FC Barcelona in La Liga for a hugely promising title clash that may very well live up to the extraordinary hype surrounding it.
The two teams each have attackers that are amongst the very best in Europe.
Barca have Lionel Messi – the best player in the world, and one of the very greatest in football history.
The Argentina international has been injured for the last two months, but returned from his hamstring woes to score two in the Copa Del Rey victory over Getafe, coming off the bench in the second half and playing as if he’d never been away.
If declared fit to start the match, Messi will be ably supported by a string of Barca’s world class players, with manager Tata Martino able to choose from Neymar, Alexis Sanchez, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez for his starting XI.
Atletico Madrid are a robust unit, and there may be no other team in world football able to stick to a well regimented game plan as well as the Spanish capital outfit under Diego Simeone.
In Diego Costa, he has one of the most in form forwards in world football, and former Barca striker David Villa provides a more than adequate goal threat himself, as Koke and Arda Turan supply the forward line.
In Chelsea loanee Thibaut Courtois and Diego Godin, Atleti are strong at the back too, and their battle with FC Barcelona’s free flowing attacking line could be a captivating one to watch.